When something’s not broke, why fix it – right? In the case of your appliance, repair can be avoided with just a little tender loving care. Simple maintenance can prolong the life of your dishwasher long after its sticker date.
According to DIYlife.com, here are a few easy tips for keeping your dishwasher in top shape:
Keep your hot water heater set to the recommended temperature
Your dishwasher’s manufacturer has determined the optimal degrees, which you can locate in your user manual. Forgotten where you stashed that old manual? Try searching Google for the model number of your appliance; many manufacturers post manuals online.
Run a monthly cleanse-cycle on your dishwasher
Simply empty a packet of sugar-free lemonade where you normally place detergent and run the dishwasher through a normal cycle.
Check the interior racks of your dishwasher
If the paint is wearing off, consider investing in a dishwasher repair kit to prevent scratches on your pots and pans.
Soak the spray arm with diluted vinegar monthly
This will help to eliminate any scum or food build-up.
Regularly check the food trap for residue
You would be amazed at how much food can build up in the trap in a matter of weeks.
Isn’t it time you showed your dishwasher a little love? After all, you would certainly miss it, if it were gone.